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    PENNSYLVANIA

    Known assignments in bold.

     

    1906   1 -  13968

    1907   1 -  20000

    1908   1 -  25035

    1909   1 -  34129

    1910   1 -  33198

    1911   1 -  43934*

    1912   1 -  59307*

    1913   1 -  79750*

    1914   1 -  19999, 40000 - 115000    (95,000 P)

    1915   1 -  19999, 30000 - 163730   (153,730 P)

    1916   1 -  19999, 30000 - 231191   (221,191*P)

    1917   1 - 311462*

    1918   1 - 367812*

    1919   1 - 449080*

     

    1914:  20000 - 26235 issued to Solid Tire vehicles,

           30000 - 39999 issued as Passenger, followed by 27127 - 27827.

    1915:  20000 - 27791 issued to Solid Tire vehicles,

           28915 - 29734 issued as Passenger.

     

    1920-29 FORMATS                 E = Tractor 1924-27, Pass. 1928-29.

                                    H,J,L,O,R-Z = Non-Pass. 1924-29.

    1920-23   1 -   999,   1-000 - 999-999

    1924      1 - 99999, 100-000 - 999-999, 1-000-000, A-1 - A-99999

    1925-26   1 -   999,   1-000 - 999-999, A, A-1 - A99-999

    1927-29   1 -  9999,  10-000 - 999-999, A, A-1 - A99-999

     

    1920   531-893                       1925   B57-475   (1,157,475 P)

    1921   635-273                       1926   C58-475   (1,258,475 P)

    1922   764-797                       1927   D62-268   (1,362,268 P)

    1923   989-997                       1928   E24-072   (1,424,072 P)

    1924   A-48195   (1,048,195*P)       1929   F23-791   (1,523,791 P)

     

     

    1930-57 FORMATS                  No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.*  X = Dealer.

    Numbers always progress before letters, regardless of position.

    Exact progressions listed below.  *T,W used only in late 1956.

    1931 unknown type #96AC, 793AC, 277AH, 855AK, 176BB pair, 43BC, 987BC seen.

    1933-34:  AA - ZZ99 issued before AA100 - ZZ999.

    1953:  R595U, S340C, S458D, S354N seen; appears to overlap Truck plates.

           R343V, S119P Truck seen.

     

    1930   8CJ55     (1,548,855*P)       1944   4NB8      (1,727,628*S)

    1931   6AH79     (1,507,679 P)       1945   9SP31     (1,735,531*S)

    1932   3BK09     (1,529,309*P)       1946   47DB0     (1,868,270 S)

    1933   SY282     (1,426,382*P)       1947   81LN2     (2,004,512 P)

    1934   YG711     (1,470,011 P)       1948   79ZH6     (2,161,996 P)

    1935   6BD44     (1,523,644*P)       1949   665FF     (2,278,665 P)

    1936   7HK96     (1,617,296 P)       1950   844YC     (2,647,844*P)

    1937   6PU44     (1,753,874 P)       1951   H182Y     (2,783,182*P)

    1938   5PY57     (1,755,767 P)       1952   M481Z     (2,864,481*S)

    1939   7ZL34     (1,866,824*P)       1953   P070J     (2,893,070 S)

    1940   19GN8     (1,922,898*P)              S354N     (2,937,354*S)

    1941   35PY1     (2,054,451*P)       1954   M51B7     (3,066,517*S)

    1942   19VH6     (2,116,396 P)       1955   K4Y33     (3,263,433*S)

     

    Lower numbers seen (not counted in totals):

     

    1953  4A2, 13U, 42Y, 9LZ

    1954  666, H94, 3E9, 64Z

    1955  426, 769, 40Z, BR2, NZ6, 2GU, 9HV, 6ZL

    1956  101

    1958  N027, Y000

     

    1943 TAB   20000 - 999999, A 1 - G99999, H 1 - H 7212 (1,687,205 P)

                                                (O,R-Z = Non-Passenger)

     

    1956 Type 1                 1001 - J2R93              (3,239,293 S)

         Type 2                K6C16 - P9Z99                 (97,384 S)

         Type 2a                AT10 - ZT999 (no TT)         (19,800 S)

         Type 2b                AW10 - ZW999 (no WW)         (19,800 S)

         Type 2c?               AX10 - ZX999?(no XX)

         Type 2d                1AW0 - 8MW81                 (11,762 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 3,396,361*S) 

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - 1937-56 dies, straight bottom edge

    Type 2 - 1957 dies, indents for 2 lower holes (128,943 S)

     

    1957 Type 1                 1001 -  999ZZ             (2,684,999 S)

         Type 2               100000 - 740051               (640,052 S)

         Type 3               802945 - 879129                (76,185 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 3,464,129*S) 

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - 1957 wide dies, indents for 2 lower holes

    Type 2 - 1957 thin dies, straight bottom edge

    Type 3 - 1958-70 dies, straight bottom edge

     

    1930-57 PROGRESSION 

     

    ALL FORMATS 1930-35                                        CAPACITY

                                                1 - 99999        99,999

        A,                                     A1 - Z9999       200,000

       0A, 1A - 9A, 1A0 - 9A9, 1A00 - 9A99, 1A000 - 9Z999       200,000

      00A,          01A - 99A, 10A0 - 99A9, 10A00 - 99Z99       200,000

     000A,                     001A - 999A, 100A0 - 999Z9       200,000

    0000A,                                  0001A - 9999Z       200,000

       AA,                                    AA1 - ZZ999       400,000

      0AA,          1AA - 9AA, 1AA0 - 9AA9, 1AA00 - 9ZZ99       400,000

     

    ALL-NUMERIC 1936-57      CAPACITY

     21001 - 99999  (1936)     78,999

     10001 - 99999  (1937-42)  89,999

      1001 - 99999  (1944-57)  98,999

     

    ONE-LETTER 1936-57

      A100 - Z9999            198,000

      1A00 - 9Z999            198,000

      10A0 - 99Z99            198,000

      000A - 999Z9            200,000

     0000A - 9999Z            200,000

     

    TWO-LETTER 1936-39, 1944, 1950-57   TWO-LETTER 1940-42, 1945-49

      AA10 - ZZ999            396,000    AA100 - ZZ999          360,000

      1AA0 - 9ZZ99            396,000    1AA00 - 9ZZ99          360,000

      00AA - 99ZZ9  (1950-57) 400,000    10AA0 - 99ZZ9 (no 1945)360,000

     000AA - 999ZZ  (1950-57) 400,000    000AA - 999ZZ (1949)   400,000

     

    OVERFLOW FORMATS 

     D000A - P999Z  (1951-56) 220,000

     D00A0 - P99Z9  (1954-56) 220,000

     D0A00 - P9Z99  (1955-56) 220,000

      AT10 - ZW999  (1956)   (T,W only)

      1AW0 - 9ZW99  (1956)     (W only)

    100000 - 999999 (1957)    900,000

      

    Truck plates unmarked 1930-33; marked "TRUCK" 1934-57.

    Truck formats:

    1930        000AA

    1931        A0A00, A00A0, A000A, 0A0A0, 0A00A

    1932-33   A00-000

     

    Dealer plates marked by type 1951-56, using split formats:

    "NEW CAR DEALER"   A000A - A9Z99

    "USED CAR DEALER"  B000A - B9Z99

    "DEALER"           C000A - C9Z99 

     

    1958-64 BLUE MAP BASE                          No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1958 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1958 Type 1a             A00-000 - U92-380            (1,692,381 S)

    1959 Type 2              U95-380 - Z99-999              (304,620 S)

    1960 Type 2a             000-00A - 573-63L            (1,057,364 S)

    1962 Type 3              608-69L - 953-76L               (34,508 S)

    1962 Type 2b             048-57M - 999-99Z              (895,143 S)

    1963 Type 2c             0A0-000 - 8F6-680              (586,681 S)

    1964 Type 4              9F1-141 - 3G4-746               (43,606 S)

    1964 Type 2d             4G1-748 - 4G5-520                (3,772 S)

    1964 Type 4a             5G2-050 - 0H7-025               (54,975 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 5,607,026 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Aluminum, tab slot,  blue back    (2,592,381)

    Type 2 - Aluminum, no tab slot, blue back  (2,847,580)

    Type 3 - Steel, no tab slot, blue back        (34,508)

    Type 4 - Aluminum, no tab slot, gold back     (98,582)

     

    Reserved series:  1001 - 99999, A000 - Z9999, 000A - 9999Z,

    AA10 - ZZ999, 00AA - 999ZZ.  No fee; about 50,000 issued in 1958.

      

    1965-70 UNDATED GOLD MAP BASE                  No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1965 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1965 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1965 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,000,000 S)

    1966 Type 1c             0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1969 Type 1d             00A-000 - 61U-672            (1,661,673 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 8,561,673 S)

     

    Reserved series became Personalized at a fee double the standard

    fee (extra $10 minimum).  All have 1956 Type 1-style smaller map.

    Formats:  1 - 99999, A1 - Z9999, 1A - 9999Z, AA1 - ZZ999,

              1AA - 999ZZ, AAA1 - ZZZ99, 1AAA - 9ZZZ.

    No I,O,Q used in adjacent position to numbers.  Lowest numbers

    (1 - 999, A1 - Z9, 1A - 9Z) reserved for state officials.

     

    1970 UNDATED BLUE MAP BASE

    1970                     100-537, 7R5-501

     

    Believed to be an interim issue after supplies of 1965 base ran out.

     

    1971-76 LIBERTY BELL BASE                     No I,O,Q,T,W,X used*.

    1971 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1971 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1971 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,000,000 S)

    1971/73 Type 1c/2        0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1973 Type 1d/2a          00A-000 - 99Z-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1974 Type 2b             T00-000 - 99X-999            (1,200,000 S)

    1976 Type 2c             000-A00 - 492-H00              (749,201 S)

    1976 Type 3              555-H97 -

    1976 Type 2d             608-H50 - 649-H07                (4,058 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 10,864,908 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Dated "71", gold back (36L-621)

    Type 2 - Undated, gold back    (61L-879)

    Type 3 - Undated, unpainted back

     

    *T,W,X added in all previous formats in 1974-76 (Type 2b).

    Not seen:  0T0-000, 0W0-000, 00W-000.  Reserved series as 1969-70.

     

    T00-000 '75      000-00T '75      0T0-000 N/A      00T-000 '74

    W00-000 '75      000-00W '76      0W0-000 N/A      00W-000 N/A

    X00-000 '74      000-00X '74      0X0-000 '76      00X-000 '76

     

     

    1977-84 KEYSTONE OUTLINE BASE                        No I,O,Q used.

    1977 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1977 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,300,000 S)

    1977 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,300,000 S)

    1977 Type 1c/2           0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,300,000 S)

    1978 Type 1d             AAA-000 - GKY-744            (3,402,745 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 11,202,745 S)

     

    Type 1:  Unpainted back  2V3-243, 3W1-862, 4Y7-450 - 5Y1-699,

                             7Z2-303

    Type 2:  Blue back       0W0-144 - 2W2-789, 6W9-614 - 2Y2-474

     

    Reserved series same as 1969-76.  Replaced 9/1/1999 to 2/28/2000. 

     

    1984-2002 KEYSTONE BASE                    No I,O,Q, AZA-AZZ used.*

    11-1-83   "3-84"  Type 1      HAA-000 - RWP-255       (4,153,256 S)

    Nov. 87   "3-88"  Type 2      SAA-000 - ZZZ-999       (4,092,000 S)

    Aug. 91   "5-92"  Type 3     AAA-0000 - CEG-3865     (10,403,866 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 18,649,122 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Large keystone, "You've Got A Friend In" slogan

    Type 2 - Large keystone, "KEYSTONE STATE" slogan

    Type 3 - Small keystone, "KEYSTONE STATE" slogan

     

    *No U used on Type 3.  Last U seen:  WUZ

    Replaced 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2001 for even zip codes,

             7/1/2001 to 6/30/2002 for odd zip codes.

      

    2000-2017 WEB ADDRESS BASE                         No I,O,Q,U used.

    10-15-99  "2-00"  Type 1     DAA-0000 - FYC-9999     (12,570,000 S)

    12-22-04 "11-05"  Type 2     GBA-0000 - KLE-9999     (15,010,000 S)

    2017              Type 3     KLF-0000 - KLX-9820        (149,821 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 27,729,821 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - WWW.STATE.PA.US address, fading bands

    Type 2 - VISITPA.COM address, solid bands, no map

    Type 3 - As Type 2, but map added in UL corner

     

    Issued only to replace 1977-84 base 9/1/1999 to 2/28/2000.

    Issued to renewals and new registrations 7/1/2000.

    No A or E used in 2nd position after DAZ-9999.

    Not seen:  EFA-EFZ, FKA-FKZ.

    Trailer = XAA-XZZ, Truck = YAA-ZZZ.

     

     

    OPTIONAL EXTRA-COST BASES:

     

    1988 CONSTITUTION BASE                                 Fee unknown.

    Oct.87    "2-88"       U/S 00000 - U/S 04629              (4,630 S)

     

    Discontinued 1987. 

     

    1994-2001 WILD RESOURCES BASE              $35 fee.  No I,O,Q used.

    Jul.93    "6-94"       W/R 00000 - W/R 99999            (100,000 S)

    Jun.94    "5-95"       W/R 0000A - W/R 1188R            (141,189 S)

                                                      (TOTAL 241,189 S)

     

    Discontinued 2001, but still currently revalidated.